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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Retail Mail Services Suspended In North Salem When Car Strikes Building

    Retail Mail Services Suspended In North Salem When Car Strikes Building

    Mail services at the North Salem Post Office have been temporarily suspended after a motorist drove into the building, causing extensive damage.The United States Postal Service issued an alert on Friday, Feb. 15, warning that “in the interest of public and employee safety,” retail customer service operations are temporarily suspended at the North Salem Post Office on June Road.Officials ...

  2. Police In Northern Westchester Issue Alert For Friend/Family Member Scam

    Police In Northern Westchester Issue Alert For Friend/Family Member Scam

    Police are warning area residents to be wary of opportunistic scammers that have been committing fraud by claiming faux emergency situations involving family members.The New Castle Police Department in Northern Westchester issued an alert this week following several investigations into complaints of fraud, where residents were contacted through phone or email regarding an emergency ...

  3. Man Surrenders In Connection To Northern Westchester Shooting

    Man Surrenders In Connection To Northern Westchester Shooting

    A Northern Westchester man is in police custody in connection to a morning shooting.The Ossining Police Department announced that Mario Mieles of Ossining turned himself in on Thursday night as the investigation into a shooting at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 on Van Cortlandt Avenue.The shooting led to a road closure between North Highland and Cortlandt Place during ...

  4. Two Admit To Stealing More Than 100 Pieces Of Mail In Westchester

    Two Admit To Stealing More Than 100 Pieces Of Mail In Westchester

    Two men who were busted with a garbage bag filled with more than 100 pieces of stolen mail in Westchester have pleaded guilty after being arraigned on a 32-count indictment last year.Sean Dash, 21, and Jade Williams, 19, both pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count each of criminal possession of stolen property, a felony dating back to an incident in Tarrytown early in the morning ...

  5. Ama-gone: Cuomo Says 'Small Group Of Politicians' Caused Collapse Of Planned H2Q

    Ama-gone: Cuomo Says 'Small Group Of Politicians' Caused Collapse Of Planned H2Q

    Amazon’s shocking decision to back out of a deal to set up shop in New York has Gov. Andrew Cuomo pointing fingers at “a small group of politicians.”The online retail behemoth announced on Thursday that it is no longer planning to construct a new headquarters in Long Island City, bringing more than 25,000 jobs to the region. The company said that despite the support of New Yorkers, it ...

  6. Middle School Student In Westchester Alleges Sexual Abuse, Officials Say

    Middle School Student In Westchester Alleges Sexual Abuse, Officials Say

    Police in Westchester are investigating a claim that a middle school student was sexually abused by a security guard.Investigators at the New Rochelle Police Department were notified last week of an Albert Leonard Middle School student who alleges that a security guard was involved in a sexual abuse incident.According to police, the student was allegedly abused last month, and the ...

  7. Apartment Building Evacuated In Westchester After Retaining Wall Collapses

    Apartment Building Evacuated In Westchester After Retaining Wall Collapses

    A building had to be evacuated on Wednesday night when a retaining wall supporting a concrete parking slab collapsed.First responders were dispatched to a Landscape Avenue building in Yonkers shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, police said, when the concrete collapsed on a hill above the building.The wall collapsed on Landscape Avenue onto Bruce Avenue, though no injuries were ...

  8. FBI Issues Valentine's Day Romance Scam Warning After Woman Bilked Out Of $2M

    FBI Issues Valentine's Day Romance Scam Warning After Woman Bilked Out Of $2M

    With love in the air on Valentine’s Day, the FBI is warning that if an online courtship seems too good to be true, it just might be.Citing an incident when a woman in her 50s was bilked out of $2 million, the FBI issued an alert on Thursday regarding romance scams, which is an Internet crime that is on the rise.
The FBI said that “victims - predominantly older, widowed or divorced women ...

  9. Amazon Pulls Out Of Plan For Headquarters In New York City

    Amazon Pulls Out Of Plan For Headquarters In New York City

    Amazon is looking for a new dance partner for its new headquarters after pulling out of plans to develop a site in New York City.The company announced on Thursday, Feb. 14 that it is are backpedaling out of the planned deal to construct a headquarters in Long Island City, despite overwhelming support from New Yorkers.“After much thought and deliberation, we've decided not to move ...

  10. Westchester Teen Sentenced To 'Shock Probation' For Role In Fatal Student Stabbing

    Westchester Teen Sentenced To 'Shock Probation' For Role In Fatal Student Stabbing

    A Westchester County teenager has been sentenced for her role in the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old high school student last year.Dominique Slack, 18, will receive “shock probation” and be incarcerated in Westchester County Jail for six months, followed by five years probation. Slack pleaded guilty to first-degree stalking, a violent felony, last year, for her role in the incident ...

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